Police kill 3 suspected kidnappers, recover firearms in Niger




saharareporters/osun police force

The Command in Niger have shot and killed three suspected and recovered firearms at Fapo village of Lapai Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement in Minna on Saturday.

Abiodun said on March 14 at about 1500 hours, credible information was received that gunmen had kidnapped three persons at different locations and took them to an unknown destination.

Based on the information, he said, Operatives attached to Lapai Division and local vigilantes, mobilised and trailed the hoodlums to a place near Fapo village via Lapai local government area where they were engaged in a fierce gun battle.

He said three suspected were killed, two AK 47 rifles and one locally fabricated AK 47 rifle were recovered during the encounter.

The spokesman said other members of the syndicate escaped with gunshot wounds, and that the three victims were rescued unhurt.

He said that the command would continue the onslaught against the hoodlums and urged residents to report anyone seen with bullet wounds or suspicious behaviour to the nearest Police division.()

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